South Scotland

Aldi sizes up former Hawick mill site

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Supermarket giant Aldi has submitted plans to build a new £5m store on a former mill site in the Borders.

It says 30 full-time jobs could be created with the Commercial Road development.

It expressed an interest in the former Wilton Mills site last year but there were access problems.

A separate application to demolish two remaining listed buildings has now been tabled to Scottish Borders Council to allow the project to proceed.

The firm has already carried out a consultation exercise in Hawick on the plans.

It found that 92% of visitors to the public exhibition were supportive of a new store being built.

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